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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Sep 27, 2022 by Lisa Golphin


Are you Prepared? Check out these tips!

Have you made preparations to protect your home and family members in the event of an emergency, such as a natural disaster?

Don’t overlook the importance of having a Family Emergency Plan and Basic Ready Kit at your disposal.

The key components of a Family Emergency Plan include:

• Contact information for all family members. (Don’t rely on your cellphone, it could be lost or damaged in an emergency.)
• Each family member’s medical information.
• Each family member’s schedule during the week. (After school, work activities, etc.)
• A pre-determined place to meet in the event you lose contact.

Some essentials to store away in your Basic Ready Kit include:

• One gallon of drinking water per person per day (Max: 3-day supply).
• Non-perishable foods (and a can opener) for that many days as well.
• A radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.
• A first aid kit and a whistle to signal for help.
• Plastic sheeting or tarps, as well as duct tape, for shelter repairs.
• Garbage bags and plastic bags.
• Tools, or at least a wrench and pliers.
• Local maps (again, don’t count on phones or computers being operational).
• A face mask, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer.

More information on emergency preparedness is available online through the Ready Georgia initiative [ or]

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